The Vienna Philharmonic one ounce fine silver coin has proved to be a massive hit with investors and collectors. Tens of millions of pieces have sold since the inception of the series in 2008.
Their mint of manufacture is in Heumarkt, which is located in central Vienna. It has been in constant operation for over 800 years minting coins in gold and silver as well as in copper and other base metals. Although their first method of manufacture was by hammer and anvil, the Austrian Mint has kept up with technology, and currently have machinery that can mint up to 750 coins per minute.
The design of the coin depicts a harmonious assortment of musical instruments, including a string bass, cellos, violins, a bassoon, a harp, and a Viennese horn. The obverse design shows the great organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, the orchestra's home. The face value, weight and year of issue are also featured on this side of the coin.
Denomination 1.5 Euro
Legal Tender of Austria
Fineness .999 fine
Diameter 37.0 mm
Weight 31.103 g (1 oz t.) ASW
Edge treatment Reeded
Obverse design Great Organ of the Musikverein concert hall.
Reverse design An array of instruments, denomination, date.